Every week senior staff have visited the different classes we have here at Campania District School. Sometimes these are simply an opportunity to say hello and to see what wonderful work is occurring in the classroom and on other occasions they are a part of a more formal walkthrough process we have. These walkthroughs allow us to focus on some of the key areas we have identified that will drive school improvement. These include agreed and consistent approaches to behaviour management and the use of learning intentions and success criteria. It is very exciting to witness firsthand the great work that is occurring in our classes and to hear the voice of students in describing their learning.
Communication is vital in maintaining strong partnerships with our families. We communicate with families through the newsletter, school reports, letters, Class Dojo (some classes), Facebook, Schoolzine, in person, assemblies and via phone and email.
When you need to contact school it is worth considering who is the best person to talk to. For general enquiries it is best to speak to the class/homegroup teacher. For subject related questions it may be best to call the office to be directed to that specific teacher. Where you need additional support around a student welfare or learning issue our Primary AST (Mel Smith) and Secondary AST (Kerry Kingston) are both able to support you. For more serious matters our Assistant Principal Anne Olsson or myself (Paul Dalla-Fontana) are available to talk to as well. We also have Gabrielle Liston to talk to about Learning Plans or specific learning adjustments/accommodations, Melina Ranalli (Social Worker), Emma Jackson (School Psychologist) and Lydia Newton (School Health Nurse) available as well.
Have You Read With Your Child Today?
Reading every day is the best thing parents can do to help children succeed at school
Reading is a fundamental life skill. We are working hard every day at Campania District School to equip our students with the skills to be good readers.
One of our key messages for our parents and carers is the values and importance of reading at home every single day.
This is the most important thing that parents can do to help their children succeed at school. Reading familiar books is a crucial step in learning to read so don’t be alarmed if your child wants to read the same book over and over. Even independent readers need the opportunity to read aloud to check on their fluency, pronunciation and expression.
- Enjoy books together, discussing the story and illustrations
- Talk about the book – what do you like, dislike
- Discuss new vocabulary – were there words your child didn’t know the meaning of? Talk about what they mean
- Take turns at reading, especially if your child is reading a more challenging book
- Make sure you read a mixture of fiction and non-fiction books
- Have fun reading together!
Reading is a fantastic bedtime activity! If you would like more information about reading, please see your child’s teacher.
On May 7, we held a Mother’s Day morning tea to honour the lovely women in our lives. We are very pleased with the turn out as we got to catch up with some familiar faces, and of course meet some new parents. Our Preps, Grade Ones, and Grade Twos were excited to serve their Mum with morning tea and to gift them some artwork. The children enjoyed drawing portraits of their Mum and reading stories together. We thank our Mums again for coming along to this school event.
Some of our students were lucky enough to have the opportunity to play a game of Reclink Football on our Town oval.
The Cats are a combination of Campania and Bothwell schools year 7-10.
They played two games of 10 min quarters (80 mins of footy). It was fantastic to see so much support for each other on and off the field.
I’m sure everyone is counting down the weeks to the next game. Well done Cats!
On Friday April 30th Prep/1 and LILS went to the Botanical Gardens and Legacy Park for an out of school excursion.
What a fabulous day we had! We loved the autumn colours and the plants in the gardens.
One comment was that: ‘this is the best place I have ever been’, and ‘I just love this place, it’s like the jungle’.…and my reply - that the Botanical Gardens are open every day and that it is free to go there with your family.
Legacy park can provide some challenges for the children, and they were certainly worn out on the bus ride back to school! What glorious weather we had, and what an enjoyable day out.
The Grade 5/6 students have made origami emperor and empress dolls to celebrate Hinamatsuri.
It’s a special day in Japan that celebrates girls, and families wish for their health and happiness.
Our secondary students are pumping out some great work from the Mill!
Students have been learning new skills in welding and using woodworking tools to create some wonderful things to bring home.
On Friday 23rd April we were privileged to have Shaned Gaffney from WorkSafe Tasmania visit the school. She was able to present some information and facilitated a general discussion to the Year 9 and 10 classes about safety in the workplace. As our students start to enter the workforce and try a range of different workplaces it is important that they have an understanding about safety in different industries. Shaned was generous in sharing her expertise and information resources for students to look at in the future.
All you need to get involved in the School Banking program is a Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account. You can open an account for your child in one of two ways:
Visit www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking and click on the link to open a Youthsaver account.
- In branch
Visit a Commonwealth Bank branch with identification for yourself and your child, like a driver’s licence and birth certificate.
If your child has an existing Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account they can start banking straight away. They just need to bring their deposit in every week on Wednesday using their Dollarmites deposit wallet.
Any parents interested in information regarding School Banking can speak to Nay in the Office.
Just a reminder to ensure your children’s class details are up to date on our school QKR App.
Ensuring the student class details are up to date, helps the process of getting your child’s lunch order to the correct classroom.
Due to the Mobile Phone Policy, students wishing to use EFTPOS at the Canteen will need to use a bank card. Students can pre-purchase their lunch from the Office at the beginning of the school day prior to 8:40am.
25th May – BINGO 5.30pm Campania Tavern (School Association)
28th May – Pyjama Day fundraiser for Year 10 students
31st May- 6th June – Dental Van at school
9th June – Interschool Cross Country
7th June-18th June – Learn to Swim
26th June – Quiz Night 7.00pm Campania Tavern (School Association)
29th June – School photos
5th September – Car Show 10am Campania School grounds (School Association)